Welcome to dorsetmums - A families guide to life in dorset

Dorset is such a wonderful place to raise a family.  We have long sandy beaches and wonderous woodland walks, bustling towns and quaint villages, award winning attractions and plenty of family friendly events.

Dorsetmums aims to list all the great places to go, children's classes, half term and seasonal events, useful contacts, family family campsites, pubs with play areas and much much more!

Dorset has a wonderful variety of attractions, soft plays, farms, castles, country parks, museums and much more.

Where will your journey take you?  Find out more on Places to go.

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Pick your perfect Christmas tree at Moors Valley Country Park with the help of a specialist tree team.  FREE parking with every tree purchase!  Open from 30 November - 18 December, 10am to 4.30pm.

To find out about all the fantastic festive events please visit Moors Valley Country Park.

Father Christmas is going to be very busy in Dorset this year as he will be giving gifts to all the good children in traditional grotto's, farms, department stores, museums, garden centres, trains, country parks and even on a boat!

To see where he'll be in the run up to Christmas, please see our list of Father Christmas Grotto's and Experiences.


Watch this space for a list of Panto's and Christmas Shows coming soon!

Are you looking for a baby sensory class or a music and movement group?  Or maybe you would like your child to take up a sport or begin swimming?  Dorsetmums lists all the favourites here

Looking for a pub or restaurant in Dorset which has a play area for the children?  You'll find a great list of places to go here.

Do you have an event coming up which you need stallholders for?

Please visit the Dorset Stallholders Directory to find a variety of stallholders local to you.

Dorset has a huge choice of small Soft Plays and Play Cafes which are perfect for babies up to pre schoolers plus there's large venues with muti-level play areas, steep slides and obstacles providing hours of fun for the bigger kids.

The Dorsetmums blog is full of attraction, product and theatre reviews plus recipes and guest posts from Dorsetnanny.

Are you a Dorset attraction or soft play looking to promote your venue or event?  Or do you run children's classes and need to push your new term?  Dorsetmums can help!